The MSc is a demanding programme which lasts a full calendar year. It tends to be a year of rapid personal growth as new skills and knowledge are gained and practised. Students are expected to take a large part of the responsibility for their own learning during the programme and are constantly working to tight deadlines. Meeting these challenges is, for the vast majority of students, part of the rich and enjoyable experience of studying at Masters level. The provision of appropriate support and guidance is an essential component of that experience.
For academic support, we place you in small study groups where you can discuss your ideas with peers and develop your work through discourse. Peer support is an important part of the Programme and learning to use it effectively is an essential skill for working life. If you feel that you are struggling with the academic demands of the Programme please contact your Personal Tutor and the Programme Director.
The University is able to provide study skills resources. For more information see: http://library.soton.ac.uk/sash also the English for Academic Purposes Toolkit: http://www.elanguages.ac.uk/online_resources_and_courses.php
Please refer to the Postgraduate Handbook Introduction for information on support with learning English Language